Action Alerts

USDA Commits $10 Million to Upgrade Service Website Farmers.gov

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it would commit $10 million to improve its new website farmers.gov, which is designed to be a service oriented website for farmers. The website will be aimed at assisting farmers who enroll in various farm programs, including those from Farm Service Agency (FSA), Risk Management Agency (RMA), […] Read more...

June 11 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 11, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report indicated that most major commodities were fully planted and emerged with the exception of soybeans that will follow wheat. The wheat crop was reported to be 39 percent harvested. […] Read more...

Senate Farm Bill Ready for Action

Monday, June 11th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, June 8th, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Vice Chairman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released their bipartisan farm bill (the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018) and announced plans to bring the bill before the Agriculture Committee on Wednesday June 13th at 9:30am. They also announced plans to bring the bill to the […] Read more...

ANRC Releases Drought Contingency Network Report

Friday, June 8th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 5th, the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) released a new report outlining plans for a drought contingency network to respond to drought concerns in Arkansas. The report was a key recommendation from the 2014 Arkansas Water Plan Update (AWP). The AWP recommended the development of “a coordinated drought contingency response network among state, […] Read more...

NASA Satellites Sharing Soil Moisture Information with USDA

Thursday, June 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Data from the first NASA satellite mission dedicated to measuring the water content of soils is now being used operationally by the US Department of Agriculture to monitor global croplands and make commodity forecasts. With data from NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite, researchers can monitor the amount of water in the soils to identify […] Read more...
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